Topshelf Instruments

Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87

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  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87
  • Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87

Topshelf Instruments

Used Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue black-on-black 1984-87

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Fender Telecaster, made in Japan, '72 reissue in black with black guard. This one is an E-serial, made in the legendary Fuji-Gen plant between 1984 and 1987. These 80s era Fender Japan guitars are held in high regard, and this is a great example of why: it's perfectly made and plays like a monster! It's got a few dings and scratches over the years, but the neck has held up especially well, it feels exceptionally good in the hand. It's got that instantly recognisable bright, full 'Tele twang', it's very satisfying to hear. If it was just a year or two older, it'd fetch a whole lot of cash, so bag yourself a bargain. This is a great Tele!

Manufacturer: Fender
Model: Telecaster '72 Reissue (TL72-55)
Year: 1984-87 (serial E912557)
Made in: Japan
Finish: Black, black guard
Body: Ash
Neck: Maple, maple board, oval type
Mods: Gotoh machine heads, new switch
Neck pickup: Original Fender Japan T Neck
Bridge pickup: Original Fender Japan T Bridge
Case: Very basic gig bag 

Cosmetic condition notes: Pretty significant chip near the input jack. The guard looks to have been deliberately scratched up, it's only superficial put isn't exactly play wear. A few other minor dings and scratches. The chrome has aged to a really nice smoky look. Neck, headstock and board are all fairly clean. Overall: fair to good.

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. The frets are in great condition, as is the maple board; they're looking really nice for their age. The electrics have all been tested and work properly. Gotoh machine heads are a handy addition as they improve the tuning stability. She's playing very nicely indeed! Smooth and fast.